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    Default One World Trade Center in N scale

    It has been brought to my attention that the beacon on top will flash the letter "N" in morse code. Clearly this is an attempt of the builders to subliminally signal us to reproduce it in N scale. If we were to pursue this, the base would be roughly 15 inches square, the main body of the building would be almost 8 feet tall, and the total height with towers would be over 11 feet tall. Considering some of projects I've seen on this site I believe it is doable. Perhaps by someone with a laser cutter and or the guy that built that HUGE boat. I'll just leave this here.
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    Oh, its doable, but you need to add the layout height to the 11' figure. So, it only works in a cathedral ceiling or maybe a garage layout. Then, you also need to build a bunch of 4-6' tall buildings to finish the scene.

    Overall, it's not that terribly complex of a design. It's just the size, which really isn't that much more than a piece of furniture.
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    Considering there are no mainline freight trains that run next to it (and eery other train runs under it anyway), there wouldn't be a need to make it to scale. If you're modeling trains in New Jersey, 1WTC can be built at a smaller scale to simulate distance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baronjutter View Post
    Would dwarf these n scale buildings
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    @perth45 I wonder if you are still around, I would love to hear your thoughts...
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    Well the High Line or the West Side Line ended in about 1980 with my research. So the towers would have just been completed with some activity on that line, but after living in the city, the towers were very far from West Village and Chelsea. So you could definitely shrink them down if you wanted to model them. Or just model the nearby subway underneath (not directly)...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitchschuess View Post
    Or just model the nearby subway underneath (not directly)
    It could be modeled directly as a cut away or lower deck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimil View Post
    It could be modeled directly as a cut away or lower deck.
    I meant due to the columns and foundation. He could model the 1 Train and maybe the R and E. The PATH is in there somewhere too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nscaler711 View Post
    @perth45 I wonder if you are still around, I would love to hear your thoughts...
    Yes, Greg (Perth45) is still around. He checks in here on occasion and I'm constantly in touch with him on Facebook and Flickr. He hasn't done anything new on his city of Sterling lately, mainly because he ran out of room to extend it. He's also been quite busy opening a new business.
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    Default One World Trade Centre in N scale

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmi View Post
    Yes, Greg (Perth45) is still around. He checks in here on occasion and I'm constantly in touch with him on Facebook and Flickr. He hasn't done anything new on his city of Sterling lately, mainly because he ran out of room to extend it. He's also been quite busy opening a new business.
    Hi guys....just checked in after months of absence.......how exciting it sounds to re- create this incredible structure in N scale.......!!!!!!......My tallest building in my city is the National Bank Tower which is 84 floors and stands 6ft tall........I simply have no room to attempt ANYTHING else, certainly my NBT is inches from the ceiling......!!!!!!.....but hey, don't get me started...I wouldn't need much persuading....if any more balsa wood enters the house I think I'll be looking at spending my old age alone...!!!!!!!......( BUT...I'll be able to continue modelling...hmmmmm.......)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kouaRhsM_hI
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    @perth45, I guess you used a laser cutter to create all your walls? If so, was it one you bought or borrowed?
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    nothing so fancy as a laser cutter, the balsa wood walls was simply a scalpel.....the kit bashed buildings were just that all fixed together...!!!!
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